Adobe Security – Critical OOB security release OCT 2016

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An out-of-band security release for Adobe Flash player security has just been released and Microsoft also has quickly updated where needed as well Adobe today released a critical update for Flash Player. The update was released outside of Adobe’s regular patch cycle.  The singled vulnerability fixed by this update, CVE-2016-7855, has already been exploited in […]

Leadership – The five levels of Development

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John Maxwell shares an excellent article on the five levels of Leadership Development http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/5-levels-of-leadership Level 1 — Position — The lowest level of leadership—the entry level, if you will—is Position. It’s the only level that requires no ability or effort to achieve. At Level 1, people only follow if they believe that they have to. […]

Microsoft Creators Update – Coming changes for 2017

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Microsoft announced highly innovative new graphical devices & 3-D software capabilities that will be forthcoming during 2017: http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/26/13418262/microsoft-event-announcements-vr-headset-creators-update-surface-studio http://www.pcmag.com/news/349059/windows-10-creators-update-arrives-this-spring-with-3d-vr Microsoft wants artists and content creators to want its products. The company unveiled multiple creative-minded products at its keynote today, including a major Windows 10 upgrade called the “Creators Update” and a gorgeous PC called the Surface Studio. It […]

Internet Cyber Security – Dyn attack harnessed IOT security exploits

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A brand new way for hackers shutdown INTERNET emerged earlier in the week when a DYN a key internet hosting company suffered a massive DDoS attack.  They recovered quickly, as a new approach of manipulating a new evolving technology called IOT (Internet of things) was discovered http://dyn.com/blog/dyn-statement-on-10212016-ddos-attack/ I also don’t want to get too far […]

Leadership – Integrity means being true on consistent basis

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To achieve long-range objectives over time, there must be a pattern of consistency or the day-to-day distractions will impact the overall success of the team. http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/consistency-a-wise-investment-of-time We live in a culture that rewards image – often over integrity. We promote people who appear to have their act together, and encourage others to do the same. […]

Microsoft Security Updates – New Patch Tuesday cumulative update process

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Microsoft’s new “Patch Tuesday” model improves installation process, but if issues surface with the updated system or devices the capability to fine tune and eliminate a small subset of the total release is no longer present. http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/microsofts-new-patch-tuesday-model-comes-with-benefits-and-risks/d/d-id/1327251 Microsoft as of this month officially transitioned its Patch Tuesday model to a cumulative patching process for Windows […]

Microsoft Security Updates – OCTOBER 2016

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Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-oct.aspx https://isc.sans.edu/mspatchdays.html http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/10/ms-tuesday.html Patch Tuesday has once again arrived! Microsoft’s monthly release of security bulletins to address vulnerabilities provides fixes for 37 newly disclosed security flaws. Today’s release sees a total of 10 bulletins with five of the bulletins rated critical and address […]

Linux – Dirty Cow exploits nine year old vulnerability

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Linux vendors are scrambling to patch a nine year old vulnerability that is being used in the “Dirty Cow” exploit http://www.pcmag.com/news/348973/researcher-discovers-exploit-of-9-year-old-linux-bug http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2474845/linux-users-urged-to-protect-against-dirty-cow-security-flaw An easy-to-exploit flaw in the Linux operating system has been present for nearly a decade, and security researchers warned last week that hackers are now starting to use it.  Linux developer Phil Oester […]

NMAP 7.31 – Stability release of popular PENTEST tool

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A minor stability release was made for NMAP 7.31, the popular free PENTEST tool to fix minor issues after last month’s major version release https://nmap.org/download.html The big Nmap 7.30 release last month was a great success.  We didn’t even see as many bugs as expected for such a large release, but we have collected and […]

Leadership – Consistency is key approach for Time Management

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To achieve long-range objectives over time, there must be a pattern of consistency or the day-to-day distractions will impact the overall success of the team. http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/consistency-a-wise-investment-of-time Have you ever considered the time investment in some of the world’s greatest achievements? * It took 26 months to build the Eiffel Tower. * It took Da Vinci […]


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